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Keeping holiday accommodation will benefit Forest, appeal argues

Keeping holiday accommodation will benefit Forest, appeal argues

Keeping holiday accommodation will benefit Forest, appeal argues

27 February 2024

Retaining a tourist accommodation development would benefit the New Forest environmentally and economically, an appeal has argued.


Work set to begin overhauling New Forest hospital

Work set to begin overhauling New Forest hospital

Work set to begin overhauling New Forest hospital

25 January 2024

Work is set to begin soon on converting Ashurst Hospital into a children’s wellbeing centre and a 70-bed care home.


Former New Forest police officer admits strip search offences

Former New Forest police officer admits strip search offences

Former New Forest police officer admits strip search offences

09 January 2024

A former police officer from the New Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences has pleaded guilty to 17 of them.


Ex-police inspector from New Forest in court on historic sex charges

Ex-police inspector from New Forest in court on historic sex charges

Ex-police inspector from New Forest in court on historic sex charges

05 December 2023

A former police officer from the Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences at stations across the county has appeared in court.


Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

09 November 2023

The former Ashurst Hospital site looks set to be redeveloped into a children’s wellbeing centre and 70-bed care home.


Blooming beautiful railway stations win awards

Blooming beautiful railway stations win awards

Blooming beautiful railway stations win awards

02 November 2023

Green-fingered volunteers are celebrating after three New Forest railway stations won Stations in Bloom awards.


Former police officer from New Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences

Former police officer from New Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences

Former police officer from New Forest charged with 29 historical misconduct and sex offences

01 November 2023

The charges relate to 18 complainants, who were aged between 17 and 31 at the time of alleged incidents.


Customers reassured over water supplies after pump failure

Customers reassured over water supplies after pump failure

Customers reassured over water supplies after pump failure

12 October 2023

A water firm has said no customers have been affected by water supply issues despite a pump failure this morning (Thursday).

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Popular New Forest attraction celebrates 40 years of business

Popular New Forest attraction celebrates 40 years of business

Popular New Forest attraction celebrates 40 years of business

25 September 2023

The founders of one of the New Forest’s top tourist attractions have celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for past and present staff.


Arrests after police find ‘substantial amount of white powder’ following suspicious exchange

Arrests after police find ‘substantial amount of white powder’ following suspicious exchange

Arrests after police find ‘substantial amount of white powder’ following suspicious exchange

04 September 2023

Two men were arrested over alleged class A drugs offences after police spotted a suspected “exchange”.


Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

10 August 2023

A care home in Ashurst has been told it must improve after Care Quality Commission inspectors raised concerns over resident abuse and risk management.


Jail for New Forest stalker who threatened woman

Jail for New Forest stalker who threatened woman

Jail for New Forest stalker who threatened woman

25 July 2023

A New Forest man who stalked a woman and threatened her in her home has been jailed for six months.


Forest route closure axed after work progresses ‘faster than expected’

Forest route closure axed after work progresses ‘faster than expected’

Forest route closure axed after work progresses ‘faster than expected’

12 July 2023

The A35 Redbridge Causeway will no longer be closed to traffic this weekend after a £25 million roadwork scheme progressed faster than anticipated.


The new staffing plans at New Forest and Christchurch railway stations

The new staffing plans at New Forest and Christchurch railway stations

The new staffing plans at New Forest and Christchurch railway stations

05 July 2023

Ticket offices are set to be shut at railway stations across the New Forest and Christchurch in a move to “modernise” service for commuters.

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Young New Forest actor shines with Sheen on BBC TV show

Young New Forest actor shines with Sheen on BBC TV show

Young New Forest actor shines with Sheen on BBC TV show

28 June 2023

A young actor from the New Forest has spoken of her excitement at appearing in a BBC drama which highlights disability.


Driver clocked at 63mph speeding through New Forest village

Driver clocked at 63mph speeding through New Forest village

Driver clocked at 63mph speeding through New Forest village

09 May 2023

A driver clocked at more than double the speed limit was among 21 caught in three crackdowns on the main road through Ashurst in a week.


Gold medallist to open new inclusive play area

Gold medallist to open new inclusive play area

Gold medallist to open new inclusive play area

05 May 2023

Paralympian Aaron Phipps will open an outdoor play area with disability friendly features like a wheelchair swing at Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst.


Hunt for owners of suspected stolen gear found in car

Hunt for owners of suspected stolen gear found in car

Hunt for owners of suspected stolen gear found in car

18 April 2023

Police are appealing to find the owners of suspected stolen gear found in a suspicious car in Calmore.


Forest route lane closures put back

Forest route lane closures put back

Forest route lane closures put back

17 April 2023

New Forest drivers using the Redbridge Causeway this week have some relief as planned lane closure have been put back.


Multimillion-pound road widening scheme in 'serious doubt'

Multimillion-pound road widening scheme in 'serious doubt'

Multimillion-pound road widening scheme in 'serious doubt'

17 April 2023

A multimillion pound project to widen the A326 to reduce congestion is in “serious doubt” due to rising costs, a county councillor has claimed.

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